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The Millenium Shift

Discussion in 'Mock Seasons' started by Xerex, Feb 19, 2018.

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Should I do year-by-year reviews for Full-Time teams?

Poll closed Mar 16, 2018.
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  1. DarkSlimus

    DarkSlimus Hot Pass Member

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    Yes I appreciate the way you did it, it has a professional look. Perhaps you can do that to resume races, made a video with the top 10 crashes of the season, I know it's a lot of work but if you can do that it will be a must !
     
  2. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    Actually, I plan on doing video for every 1-2 months simulated in 2002, similar to One More Spark. I might consider putting the replays for download.
     
  3. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    Unfortunately, due to school, the Millennium Shift is on hold.
     
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  4. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    Ok, so I will make a YouTube series about The Millennium Shift. But there's a problem: It's highly likely that I won't do a highlight video for each and every race run. I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions for what to put in videos.
     
  5. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    MS Videos ARE OUT!


     
  6. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    Here's Part 2:
     
  7. Highbank

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    OK let's review some things:

    ONE, just one Mock Season thread per member at a time...I find that many folks get all hot to do a three series thing with NASCAR's big 3 but the truth is they hardly ever are able to maintain one let alone three...so just one active series at a time.

    Is This Dead?
    If I have to post that in your thread, you've neglected your Mock Season and it is in danger of going Bye-Bye...we don't need 14-30 inactive abandoned Mock Seasons going in here that a member may or may not ever return to complete...which is what we had yesterday when I started the weeding out of dead threads.

    It's this simple guys, if you can't see that you are going to complete the thing, don't start it...it makes you and I and the site look foolish. Many folks think Mock Seasons and Offline Leagues are silly wastes of time. I am one person in the sim racing community who truly believes in them, someone who really enjoys seeing them done, when they are given the time and energy they can be pretty cool and entertaining...but they can also be dull and uninteresting wastes of space if not maintained. That just gives ammo to those who would just as soon see them disappear completely. Don't give them ammo here at Stunod Racing PLEASE!

    Is This Dead? Part 2
    How long is too long between updates and races, ect...?
    Personally I think if you go more than a week without adding a new race or providing some interesting backstory posts then maybe you don't have time to do a Mock Season...think about it? If you aren't interested enough to maintain your own thread, why would anyone else care about it?

    As I have already made clear, I support all of you who want to do this, but you must want to do this and take it somewhat seriously for us to continue to give you space to do it...Throw me a bone and show some effort...weekly at least....

    I am going to create some new title banners (like the COMPLETED one) that say somelike ACTIVE, to indicate that your Mock Season is considered alive and well...there will be ones for other various states of the thread that will give you some idea if you are in danger of being deleted...but really people don't let it get to that...

    More Than Results
    Posting lists of results and virtually nothing else is rather boring. I've seen some very alive Mock Season lack any interesting facets because they are just results lists...a picture speaks a 1,000 words you know? Backstories are fantastic for drawing your followers into the fantasy of your Mock Season, after all that's what this is supposed to be, you telling the story of your season. Tell it! Show it! Make it exciting, make it like something folks wish they had seen themselves, even more tell the stories so well that they feel as though they actually did see it...

    One last thing...
    Maybe your thread has a member or two that are participating by posting in your thread...don't neglect them, they are hard to come by and only help your Mock Season gain followers...it's nice to know someone gives you some interest, repay them with more updates and activity.


    Thank you for your hard work on these Mock Seasons, I appreciate the added content they are to Stunod Racing. Now make me proud, make your Mock Season something special, something that sets the barre for this type of content...but also don't make me delete your thread because you abandon it....

    Highbank
     
  8. PandaExpress

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    Can't wait for more of this.
     
  9. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    You are right. I just have been very busy with other stuff in life. I will do my best in updating this mock season. Also, I have decided to focus on Winston Cup only, and I will only do the season-openers for the lower leagues.
     
  10. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    So here is the 3rd part of the 2002 Millennium Shift:

     
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  11. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    So starting with Race 14: Pocono I will post the top-10 results, point standings, a screenshot of the finish, and any news/announcements (done on separate posts). The motive behind the reluctance to post frequently was because I didn't want to spoil anything and keep them in the video. In the video description, I will add a Mediafire link with the race results of each race completed.
     
  12. DownforceP1

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    Interesting stuff.
     
  13. Xerex

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    Before I can get into Pocono... here's the Winston!

     
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  14. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    Race 14: Pocono

    DNQ's: #36 - Ken Schrader (FOR THE TENTH TIME IN 14 RACES), and #11 - Brett Bodine

    Top 10 Finishes:
    1. #48 - Jimmie Johnson (1st career win!) :)
    2. #2 - Rusty Wallace (Started and finished 2nd)
    3. #31 - Mike Skinner (ties defending champ's best finish this year)
    4. #12 - Jeremy Mayfield (points lead reduces to 63 points)
    5. #18 - Bobby Labonte
    6. #88 - Dale Jarrett
    7. #28 - Ricky Rudd (was the pole sitter)
    8. #22 - Ward Burton
    9. #99 - Jeff Burton
    10. #5 - Terry Labonte

    Race Facts:
    Retirements: #55 - Bobby Hamilton (Gearbox @ Lap 29; 1st DNF of the year)
    M.O.V: 0.21 s
    Caution Flags: 0 (0 laps)
    Lead Changes: 4 (4 drivers)
    Weather: Clear, 85 °F, Northwest 10 mph
    Pitstop Frequency: 2x
    AI Strength: 100%

    Top 10 in points:
    1. #12 - Jeremy Mayfield (2079) - 3 wins
    2. #2 - Rusty Wallace (-63 )
    3. #20 - Tony Stewart (-143 ) - 2 wins
    4. #18 - Bobby Labonte (-164) - 1 win
    5. #23 - Dave Blaney (-211) - 1 win
    6. #97 - Kurt Busch (-286)
    7. (+2) #88 - Dale Jarrett (-296) - 1 win
    8. #17 - Matt Kenseth (-313 )
    9. (+2) #5 - Terry Labonte (-316)
    10. (-3 ) #25 - Jerry Nadeau (-319) - 1 win
    Out of the top 10: 11. (-1) #24 - Jeff Gordon (-334) - 1 win

    Top 35 Cutoff:
    33. #9 Evernham Motorsports - (+274)
    34. #4 - Morgan-McClure Motorsports (+268)
    35. #7 - Ultra-Evernham Motorsports (+218)
    36. #10 - MB2 Motorsports (-218)
    37. #45 - Petty Enterprises (-219)
    38. #26 - Haas Carter Motorsports (-220)

    Jimmie Johnson holds Rusty Wallace off to conquer the Tricky Triangle! NR2003 2018-07-30 12_37_26 PM.png
     
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  15. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    Also, 1 note: The Millennium Shift will only focus on the Winston Cup. The Busch/Truck series will only have the Daytona races done as a way to show their rosters
     
  16. DaleTona

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    Wow, I really want MB2 to do well, but they are just not cutting it. Surprised Skinner is not in the top 10 considering how fast he was the past few seasons.
     
  17. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    NEWS FLASH: DRIVER CHANGE @ MB2!
    This is coming from Nelson Bowers, the owner of MB2 Motorsports. He has announced that Ken Schrader has been released from the team due to a string of poor performances. The 47-year old from Missouri had only started 4 of the 14 races attempted. His best finish of 9th at Talladega was his lone top 25 of the season (his lone 3 laps led came from the same race). Schrader has admitted to being disappointed, wishing the team the best of luck. The #36 M&M's Pontiac is ranked as the worst full-time team in 2002, at 43rd in owner points. His replacement is another short track veteran: Jimmy Spencer. Spencer says he's ready to "wheel the team" around for the latter stages of the season. One thing Spencer doesn't have is time: He has been signed through the second Pocono race, so it will be a matter of time to see if Mr. Excitement is up for the challenge.
     
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  18. Xerex

    Xerex Hot Pass Member

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    Race 15: Michigan

    DNQ's: #21 - Elliott Sadler, #19 - Robby Gordon, #77 - Ron Hornaday, #37 - Derrike Cope

    Top 10 Finishes:
    1. #25 - Jerry Nadeau
    2. #97 - Kurt Busch
    3. #18 - Bobby Labonte
    4. #23 - Dave Blaney
    5. #99 - Jeff Burton
    6. #20 - Tony Stewart
    7. #39 - Ryan Newman
    8. #48 - Jimmie Johnson
    9. #31 - Mike Skinner
    10. #42 - Kenny Irwin Jr.

    Race Facts:
    Retirements: None :)
    Caution Flags: 0 (0 laps)
    Lead Changes: 7 (5 drivers)
    Weather: Clear, 88 °F, Northwest 3 mph
    Pitstop Frequency: 2x
    AI Strength: 100%

    Top 10 in points:
    1. #12 - Jeremy Mayfield (2209) - 3 wins
    2. #2 - Rusty Wallace (-72)
    3. #20 - Tony Stewart (-123 ) - 2 wins
    4. #18 - Bobby Labonte (-124) - 1 win
    5. #23 - Dave Blaney (-181) - 1 win
    6. #97 - Kurt Busch (-246)
    7. (+3 ) #25 - Jerry Nadeau (-269) - 2 wins
    8. #17 - Matt Kenseth (-325)
    9. (-2) #88 - Dale Jarrett (-329) - 1 win
    10. (+1) #24 - Jeff Gordon - 1 win
    Out of the top 10: 12. #5 - Terry Labonte (-378)

    Top 35 Cutoff:
    33. #4 - Morgan-McClure Motorsports (+278)
    34. #9 Evernham Motorsports (+271)
    35. #7 - Ultra-Evernham Motorsports (+231)
    36. #10 - MB2 Motorsports (-231)
    37. #45 - Petty Enterprises (-241)
    38. #26 - Haas Carter Motorsports (-246)
     
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  19. Xerex

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    Here is what the 2003 Team Chart looks like. I beg you to add your opinions about this:

    Dale Earnhardt Inc. - Chevrolet
    #1-?-?
    #8 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Budweiser
    #15 - Michael Waltrip (2003 ) - NAPA

    Penske Racing - ?
    #2 - Rusty Wallace (2005) - Miller Lite
    #12 - ? - Mobil 1
    #39 - Ryan Newman - ?

    Richard Childress Racing - Chevrolet
    #3 - Dale Earnhardt (2003 )- Goodwrench
    #30 - Kevin Harvick - AOL
    #31 - Mike Skinner (2004) - Cingular (2005)

    Morgan McClure Motorsports - Pontiac
    #4 - ? - Kodak (2003 )

    Hendrick Motorsports - Chevrolet
    #5 - Terry Labonte (2003 ) - Kellogg's
    #24 - Jeff Gordon (2005) - Dupont (2005)
    #25 - Jerry Nadeau (2003 )- UAW/Delphi's
    #48 - Jimmiw Johnson - Lowe's

    Roush Racing - Ford
    #6 - Mark Martin (2005) - Viagra
    #16 - Greg Biffle (R) - Grainger
    #17 - Matt Kenseth (2003 ) - DeWalt
    #97 - Kurt Busch (2003 ) - Rubbermaid
    #99 - Jeff Burton (2005) - CITGO (2003 )

    Ultra Motorsports - Dodge
    #7 - ? - ?

    Evernham Motorsports - Dodge
    #9 - Bill Elliott (2003 ) - Dodge
    #19 - ? - ?

    MB2 Motorsports - Pontiac
    #10 - Johnny Benson (2003 ) - Valvoline
    #36 - ? - ?

    Brett Bodine Racing - Ford
    #11 - Brett Bodine - ?

    AJ Foyt Racing - Pontiac
    #14 - ? - ?

    Joe Gibbs Racing - Chevy
    #18 - Bobby Labonte (2004) - Interstate Batteries (2003 )
    #20 - Tony Stewart (2004) - Home Depot

    #81 - Jason Leffler - ?

    Wood Brothers - Ford
    #21 - ? - Motorcraft

    Bill Davis Racing - Dodge
    #22 - Ward Burton - CAT
    #23 - Dave Blaney (2003 ) - ?

    Robert Yates - Ford
    #28 - ? - ?
    #88 - Dale Jarrett (2003 ) - UPS (2005)

    PPI Motorsports - ?
    #32 - Ricky Craven (2003 )- Tide
    #96 - Andy Houston - McDonald's (2003 )

    Chip Ganassi Racing - Dodge
    #40 - Sterling Marlin (2003 ) - Coors
    #41 - Jamie McMurray (R) - Texaco
    #42 - ? - Target

    Petty Enterprises - Dodge
    #43 - John Andretti - Cheerios
    #45 - Adam Petty - ?

    BAM Racing - Dodge
    #49 - ? - ?


    Belcar Racing - Ford
    #54 - Todd Bodine - National Guard

    BACE Motorsports - Chevrolet
    #74 - Tony Raines (R) - ?

    Jasper Motorsports - Ford
    #77 - ? - ?


    Teams with unknown plans:
    Andy Petree Racing - has no sponsorship; in talks with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
    #44 Petty Enterprises - moving part-time with various drivers
    #11 Brett Bodine Racing - moving part-time
    Haas-Carter Motorsports - losing sponsorship; may switch manufactures

    Development Drivers:
    RCR - Johnny Sauter, Mike Dillon
    Hendrick - Ricky Hendrick, Jack Sprague
    Foyt Racing - Larry Foyt
    Joe Gibbs - Mike McLaughlin, Coy Gibbs
    Bill Davis - Scott Wimmer
    Ganassi - Casey Mears
    Robert Yates - Kasey Kahne
    Ultra - Ted Musgrave, Blaise Alexander
    Evernham - Bill Lester
    Petty - Carlos Contreras
    Roush - Jon Wood

    Free Agents:
    Steve Park
    Jeremy Mayfield
    Joe Nemechek
    Casey Atwood
    Robby Gordon
    Ken Schrader
    Jimmy Spencer
    Mike Wallace
    Elliott Sadler
    Ricky Rudd
    Kenny Irwin Jr.
    Shawna Robinson
    Ron Hornaday
    Tony Roper
    Hut Stricklin
    Kenny Wallace
    Kevin Lepage

    THOUGHTS?
     
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  20. Andrew54

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    I think Jeremy Mayfield should be guaranteed another year with Penske racing, considering he is the points leader with 3 wins.
    Also keep up the good work, this is great stuff!